Party’s prospects put before national interest

THE publication of the two reports on the causes of the economic crash do not make for surprising reading.

Most enlightening, however, is the attempt by the Government to ensure its responsibility for the crisis is not given a full airing.

By effectively gagging the Dáil on the week of the reports’ release, and not allowing the commission of inquiry to consider its fiscal policy, the Government shows it will always put the status of Fianna Fáil before the interests of the country. It is seriously damaging to our democracy when a government that no longer commands a mandate from the people effectively censors information that is potentially damaging to its re-election prospects.

Barry Walsh

Church Road



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